1. Gilbert Melendez Fails Drug Test Following UFC 188, Suspended 1 Year

    Yet another prominent mixed martial artist has been flagged for banned substances, as the UFC announced longtime lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has failed a post-fight drug test following his UFC 188 bout with Eddie Alvarez...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 hours ago 8,189 reads 45 comments

  2. Gilbert Melendez Blames High Altitude for Loss to Eddie Alvarez

    Cain Velasquez wasn’t the only victim of Mexico City’s high altitude at UFC 188 on June 13. Lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez claims being 7,382 feet above sea ...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 13 days ago 5,701 reads 39 comments

  3. Gilbert Melendez Replaces Bobby Green, Faces Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 71

    Gilbert Melendez apparently needs to get the taste of his loss to Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188 out of his mouth...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 19 days ago 10,866 reads 49 comments

  4. Gilbert Melendez Faces Uphill (But Winnable) Battle After Cruel Split Decisions

    Nobody thought Gilbert Melendez would start his UFC career 1-3. The former Strikeforce lightweight champion had just been too good during a decade spent fighting elsewhere...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 19 days ago 9,297 reads 26 comments

  5. Once a Dream Fight, Melendez vs. Alvarez Still Worth the Price of Admission

    Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez both took the scenic route to the UFC. For better or worse, Alvarez and Melendez both spent the heart of their careers toiling in smaller organizations, ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 24 days ago 5,255 reads 8 comments

  6. UFC 188: Keys to Victory for Velasquez, Werdum, Melendez and Alvarez

    Heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will throw their belts in the fire this Saturday at UFC 188 in hopes of capturing ultimate glory...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 25 days ago 171 reads 1 comments

  7. Gilbert Melendez: A Grudge Will Be Settled, a Dream Will Come True at UFC 188

    Mexico has a long, proud history of forging hard-nosed, aggressive prizefighters—those who show a refusal to take a back step once things go live...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 25 days ago 10,862 reads 29 comments

  8. UFC Pulls Out All the Stops to Attract Mexico's Fight-Happy Sports Fans

    Within the world of Mexican sports, boxing has long been one of the most important recreational functions to said community. Knowing that, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has long attempted to tap into that fanbase...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 26 days ago 4,744 reads 20 comments

  9. UFC 188 Predictions: Can Cain Velasquez Finally Make a Splash in Mexico City?

    Calling a "do-over" never felt so good. Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will finally meet to unify the heavyweight title on Saturday at UFC 188 in Mexico City...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 26 days ago 8,850 reads 45 comments

  10. Eddie Alvarez: 'I'm Going to Make Gilbert Melendez Pay for Wanting to Fight Me'

    Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez are set to handle their business at UFC 188 on Saturday night in Mexico City...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 28 days ago 5,167 reads 30 comments

  11. UFC 188: Reasons to Watch Velasquez vs. Werdum Fight Card

    We're just a few days removed from the complete and utter—but ultimately welcomed—nonsense that was UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 29 days ago 4,094 reads 12 comments